Three killed, 70 injured in suicide car blast outside NATO HQ in Kabul

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Kabul, Aug.15 (ANI): At least three people were killed and 70 wounded in a suicide car bomb blast outside the NATO headquarters here on Saturday.

The blast comes just five days before presidential elections and against a backdrop of increased violence by the Taliban. More than 100,000 foreign troops are based in the country.

The blast shook buildings in the Wazir Akhbar Khan diplomatic district of the capital, home to the US and British embassies and the headquarters of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

"We did hear the loud boom. I don't have any information now for you on it," said Lieutenant Tommy Groves, a media officer for US and Nato-led forces.

Sirens rang out across the city soon after the blast at about 8.30 a.m. No details about casualties or damage were immediately available.

The Taliban has vowed to disrupt the August 20 poll. (ANI)

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